I had hardly finished picking the rubber out of my hair from Wembley, when it was time to for the final visit to Silverstone for the JDM Allstars final.
The fastest track on the UK calendar, and a 3 way battle for the championship between Dan Chapman , Luke Fink and Jon Clavert; Silverstone 2010 promised to be quite a spectacle.
There is something about Jon Claverts s13…
..And Mat Steele's s14. Cant put my finger on what it is, but in my opinion they are two of the best looking cars in the JDM Allstars paddock.
Since Rod's visit to Wembley last week with a fresh supply of Speedhunters.com stickers, they have been popping up everywhere…
.. Sometimes in the most unlikely places.
With Sliverstone being the premier circuit in the UK, the faculties are second to none. The Brooklands suite overlooks the entire drift course giving drivers a chance to watch lines and talk tactics…
..Disagreements are rare but do happen from time to time. Usually sorted in the time honored way.
Team twisted were out in force to support Bruno Espananga and Tom Yates.
Qualifying was a tricky affair. As the cars took to the track it was nice and dry…
..But within minutes constant drizzle turned the track into a constantly changing nightmare. Some dry parts, some wet… making it impossible to predict the next corner..
Luke Fink's first run was hampered by a tire coming off the rim at Brooklands.
Dan Chapmans championship ended in the worst possible way. Spins in unpredictable conditions meant a poor qualifying result and Dan was out of the finals.
Matt Steele's first visit to Silverstone in 6 years didn't go well. He turned out to be another victim of the wet/dry track.
Trela Blitzed the track qualifying 3rd. Unfortunately on his final run the familiar sound of metal grinding metal filled the air, and Trela was out with mechanical gremlins.
To huge cheers from the enormous crowd, Steve Evans would have qualified 2nd. But he had to pull off track during his final run with mechanical issues…
..On closer inspection the problem was obvious.
That left Luke Fink to take the top spot in qualifying followed by Alan McCord..
..with an excellent result for Marcin Mospinek in the V8 powered E30 in 3rd.i m
Thankfully the top 16 was to be dry. First up Luke Fink took a win against Piotr Jankowski.
And Walton Smith wion against Steve Will.
A spin from Alan Mccord gave Jon Clavert an easy pass into the top 8.
Brochenek progressed to the top 8 with a win against Greg Gush.
Anthony Scott beat George Tilling.
And Marcin Mospinek got a top 8 place with win against Matt Chiappa
Brad Hacker went through against Marcin Mocnek.
Final place in the top 8 was taken by Dwayne McKeever with a win against Brad McQueen.
Taking the advantage on the fist run, Luke Fink sealed the deal by shadowing Walton Smith's every move on the second to win a semi final place.
Crazy entries with a fast and consistent runs saw Mospinek thought to the semis.
Bochenek took the the advantage over Anthony Scott in both runs.
A spin from a hard charging Brad Hacker put a end to his day and gave Jon Calvert a place in the next round.
Into the semi finals, Luke Fink and Maciej Bochenek were both super fast with Fink taking a slight advantage in the first run. With a 5-5 scored for the second the slight advantage was enough for a place in the finals.
Mospinek made a ever so slight mistake, but that was enough of a invitation for Jon Calvert to go for a pass in the luffield complex and take the win..
.. Leaving it down to a Fink – Calvert final. Calvert took a small lead in the first run after a slight correction from Fink, but Luke was close enough to read the safety disclaimer on Jon's helmet in the second, desperately trying to make up the disadvantage..
..To no avail.. Jon Clavert took the round 5 win with Luke Fink taking the overall JDM Allstars 2010 championship.
And so ends Speedhunters.com's JDM Allstars 2010 event coverage. Paddy will be along soon for a look behind the scenes.